The Roux Institute is reinventing the way universities support entrepreneurs.

Let’s work together to make Maine the most exciting place to start and grow your business.

The Roux Institute Techstars Accelerator Demo Day: On December 9, 2021, the ten founders from the 2021 Roux Institute Techstars Accelerator inaugural class took to the stage in Portland, Maine to give their pitches to hundreds of mentors, investors, community members, and press.

The newest innovation hub on the East Coast

According to Techstars, “Portland has emerged as one of New England’s most promising startup hubs. Founders are finding success starting and scaling their companies here, and outside investors are beginning to take notice. Venture capital firms such as Bessemer Venture Partners; Lowercarbon Capital; San Francisco-based Yes VC; Underscore VC and Founder Collective, both based in Boston; and New York Venture Partners have all recently invested in Maine-based startups.”

At the Roux Institute, we’re launching startups, driving talent development, and supercharging industry in Maine. When you join us, you will have unparalleled access to our global research community and expansive entrepreneurial ecosystem backed by our network of founders, investors, mentors, and partners.

Our programming—which includes accelerators, residencies, workshops, boot camps, and more—is designed to support you no matter your launch stage. We’re committed to inspiring entrepreneurial thinking across the state of Maine and providing the opportunities you need to grow, launch, and sustain your business.




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The Roux Institute is attracting new companies and talent to Maine, investing in the talent and companies that are already here, and fostering deep connections across all layers of the startup ecosystem. Learn more about the people behind our programs and the companies who are disrupting industries and changing the world.










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